This year’s Polar Plunge on Jan. 1 at Lakeside Park attracted hundreds of swimmers and onlookers. Organizers said it was perhaps the biggest crowd ever at the annual event.
The Polar Plunge was organized by, and was a fundraiser for, Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Friends of Kootenay Lake.
The organizers estimate that about 120 people took the plunge. They said the event, which cost $2,300 to produce, earned $7,753 in donations and sponsorships.